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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo banned 5 games for pushing referee

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo banned 5 games for pushing referee

- Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the La Liga season. Ronaldo was banned for five games on Monday after shoving a referee who sent him off for diving in Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Ronaldo was suspended for one game for the red card in Sunday's Super Cup first leg at Barcelona, and four games for pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea in the back, the Spanish football federation said
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How Are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Staying out of Jail?

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How Are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Staying out of Jail?

- Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not just united by their record-breaking brilliance on the football field. They are also now linked by something far less palatable: public investigations into their tax affairs. Ronaldo appeared in a Spanish court on Monday to answer questions regarding an accusation by government prosecutors that he had been involved in a €14.7 million tax fraud
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Lukaku, Rashford on target as United down City

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Lukaku, Rashford on target as United down City

- Houston, United States | AFP | Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were on target as Manchester United defeated Premier League rivals Manchester City 2-0 in their International Champions Cup pre-season clash here Thursday. Belgian international Lukaku grabbed his second goal in his second start for United as the Red Devils eased past a disjointed City at Houston’s NRG Stadium. England striker Rashford meanwhile continued his impressive pre-season form with his third goal in three games of United’s US tour
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Lionel Messi Reportedly to Pen New Barcelona Deal Until 2021 with €300M Clause

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Lionel Messi Reportedly to Pen New Barcelona Deal Until 2021 with €300M Clause

- Lionel Messi will reportedly put pen to paper on a new deal with Barcelona next week that will tie him to the club until 2021, with the option of another year on top. According to Luis F. Rojo of Marca, the Argentinian superstar and the Camp Nou club have finally agreed on new terms after lengthy negotiations, and the contract will also include a €300 million (£263
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Messi marries childhood sweetheart in Argentina hometown

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Messi marries childhood sweetheart in Argentina hometown

- ROSARIO, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi and his childhood sweetheart married Friday night at a ceremony in his Argentine hometown attended by some of the biggest names in soccer. About 250 guests attended the marriage of Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo at a luxury hotel. They included Messi’s Barcelona teammates Neymar, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, who was joined by his wife, Colombian pop star Shakira
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Marcus Rashford begins Manchester United pre-season training early with gruelling holiday workout

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Marcus Rashford begins Manchester United pre-season training early with gruelling holiday workout

- Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has taken to Instagram to show he's started his pre-season training early. Red Devils' stars aren't due back at the AON Training Complex till July 8, where they will then embark on a tour of America. United will face LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona in the US, before facing Valerenga IF, UC Sampdoria and Real Madrid again in Europe
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Updated: Not-so-shy Messi tying the knot with childhood sweetheart

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Updated: Not-so-shy Messi tying the knot with childhood sweetheart

- .... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... There is a different side to Lionel Messi, one that not everyone gets to see. The player who shines with the ball by his feet appears to be extremely shy off the field. But the timid-looking Argentina star, who for years has been attracting the world’s attention because of his mind-boggling soccer skills, is an outgoing, cheerful and humorous character when he is among those he knows and trusts
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Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

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Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

- ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday. After promising to rotate his starting lineup for a third Confederations Cup game in seven days, Santos would not confirm if that means rest for his 32-year-old star. "Everybody wants to watch Cristiano Ronaldo, even I want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo," the coach said Friday, smiling when asked how Russia's enthusiasm for the current world's best player compared to other countries
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Does Cristiano Ronaldo Really Want to Quit Real Madrid This Time?

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Does Cristiano Ronaldo Really Want to Quit Real Madrid This Time?

- You don't have to believe a magician is sawing his assistant in half to enjoy the spectacle. When the poet and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined the term "suspension of disbelief" in 1817, it is unlikely he envisaged 200 years on we would still be guided by its principles. Yet here we are, again, for a third time, scouring the social media accounts of the world's most famous athlete for clues as to whether Cristiano Ronaldo really could this time quit Real Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo Pushing For Manchester United Return, Tells Agent To Do ‘Everything’ To Secure Transfer

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Cristiano Ronaldo Pushing For Manchester United Return, Tells Agent To Do ‘Everything’ To Secure Transfer

- Manchester United are ready to ship David De Gea and £183 million to Real Madrid in exchange for Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata, according to the Daily Mail. The blockbuster proposal comes as BBC Sport reports that Ronaldo, 32, has become increasingly unhappy in Madrid due to lingering tax fraud allegations and a perceived lack of support from his soccer club and “doesn’t want to stay in Spain
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Is Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Really Set To Be A One Billion Euro Player?

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Is Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Really Set To Be A One Billion Euro Player?

- Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly insisted that he wants to move away from the Spanish club this summer. Ronaldo has been a Real Madrid player since he left Manchester United in 2009. Since joining the Spanish giants, Ronaldo has scored 406 goals in 394 appearances for Real Madrid, and as Metro report, he is considered one of the finest players of all time
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Spanish prosecutor files tax fraud lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo

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Spanish prosecutor files tax fraud lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo

- MADRID Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo for allegedly defrauding Spanish authorities of 14.7 million euros ($16.48 million) between 2011 and 2014. The prosecutor's office said in a statement that Real Madrid's Ronaldo had knowingly used a business structure created in 2010 to allegedly hide his income in Spain from his image rights
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England team news: Rashford handed wide role against Scotland as captain Kane leads the line

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England team news: Rashford handed wide role against Scotland as captain Kane leads the line

- The Manchester United forward has had to make way to the Tottenham striker, while West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore is handed a starting spot. Marcus Rashford will fill a similar position to that he is used to at Manchester United when lining up for England against Scotland. The teenage forward has been asked to take on a wide role by Garth Southgate, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane leading the line
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Why Cristiano Ronaldo Should Be Talked About as the GOAT

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Why Cristiano Ronaldo Should Be Talked About as the GOAT

- Early-season rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo's demise—following a slow start by his goalscoring standardshave been greatly exaggerated. The Real Madrid goal machine has burst into life in the spring with 14 goals in nine end-of-season games. His killer instinct, including hat-tricks in the knockout stages of the Champions League against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madridhas helped his club to a first league title since 2012 and a berth in Saturday's Champions League final
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Paul Pogba, World’s Most Expensive Footballer, Makes Pilgrimage To Mecca To Mark The Start Of Ramadan

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Paul Pogba, World’s Most Expensive Footballer, Makes Pilgrimage To Mecca To Mark The Start Of Ramadan

- Paul Pogba, Manchester United footballer, has flown to Saudi Arabia and landed in Islam’s holiest city as he marked the start of Ramadan. Pogba, the world’s most expensive footballer, arrived in Saudi Arabia just three days after lifting the Europa League trophy after Manchester United beat Ajax in Stockholm. On Sunday, the French international shared a wearing simple white garments and captioned the photo the “most beautiful thing I’ve seen in my life
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Lionel Messi loses Spanish Supreme Court appeal on tax-fraud conviction

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Lionel Messi loses Spanish Supreme Court appeal on tax-fraud conviction

- Lionel Messi has lost his appeal to the Spanish Supreme Court concerning his tax-fraud conviction. The court confirmed the 21-month prison sentence handed to Messi for defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million) from 2007 to 2009. He is not expected to go to prison because sentences of less than two years for first offenses are usually suspended in Spain
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  • How Are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Staying out of Jail?
    How Are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Staying out of Jail?

    , bleacherreport.com

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not just united by their record-breaking brilliance on the football field. They are also now linked by something far less palatable: public investigations into their tax affairs. Ronaldo appeared in a Spanish court on Monday to answer questions regarding an accusation by government prosecutors that he had been involved in a €14.7 million tax fraud
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  • Lionel Messi to extend contract with Barcelona until 2021
    Lionel Messi to extend contract with Barcelona until 2021

    , kgw.com

    BARCELONA, SPAIN (AP) - Lionel Messi will play out the best remaining years of his trophy-rich career at Barcelona. The Spanish club said Wednesday that Messi had agreed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the club through the 2020-21 season. By then, Barcelona's all-time leading scorer will be 34 years old and finishing his 17th season with the club
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Yaya Toure

  • Lean, fit and scoring again, Yaya Toure back in favor at Man City
    Lean, fit and scoring again, Yaya Toure back in favor at Man City

    , bostonherald.com

    MANCHESTER, England — There was pure elation at Yaya Toure's goal-scoring return to action for Manchester City over the weekend. As he was leaving the field after scoring both of City's goals in a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, he was given a warm hug by coach Pep Guardiola. As he walked into the dressing room, he was given a standing ovation by his teammates. Among the fans spilling onto
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Robin van Persie

Victor Wanyama

  • Spurs' Wanyama lucky to avoid red card: Wenger
    Spurs' Wanyama lucky to avoid red card: Wenger

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    London (AFP) - manager Arsene Wenger said midfielder Victor Wanyama had been "very lucky" to avoid a red card during Sunday's 1-1 draw between the teams. The Kenyan midfielder proved his usual bustling presence at the base of Spurs' midfield and despite a flare-up with Theo Walcott late in the first half, he avoided a booking. "He was very lucky to stay on the pitch, of course," Wenger told his
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